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Indian fisherman sail into the sea of Bay Of Bengal for their evening catch in Chennai on April 3, 2017 AFP

 

A key problem now is that there is little money for mangrove regeneration and conservation, though all experts agree that it is essential since mangroves are the main nurseries of almost all fish and other marine animals.

Read more: Eight countries come together to protect Bay of Bengal

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Researchers found greater than expected loss of forests in Southeast Asia. Credit: Photos courtesy of the researchers

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings are important because they raise questions about key assumptions made in projections of global climate change as well as concerns about environmental conditions in Southeast Asia in the future.

Read more: Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected, with negative climate implications

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao attended the opening session of the Sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-6) Council at the Furama International Conference Center in Danang, Vietnam June 27. ADB plans to mobilize concessional co-financing and provide high-value knowledge-enhancing products and services, including in the areas of intraregional and urban transport, agricultural and rural development, poverty reduction, waste water and drainage and climate change resilience, Vietnam Bridge reports. During his talks with Chairman of the Danang City People’s Committee, Huynh Duc Tho, Nakao discussed ADB’s ongoing support to improve the water supply and solid waste management in the city.

Read more: ADB Committed To Support For Vietnam In Wastewater, Drainage, Climate Change Resilience

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